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Police search leads to seizure of $360,000 worth of heroin, meth

September 6, 2018

BULLHEAD CITY — A search warrant has led to the arrests of four people and the seizure of more than $360,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin, authorities reported Wednesday.

The Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team executed a search warrant Tuesday in the 2400 block of McCormick Boulevard as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation. The search turned up 10 pounds of methamphetamine and two pounds of heroin, said spokeswoman Emily Fromelt of the Bullhead City Police Department.

The meth has a street value of more than $226,000, and the heroin has a street value of more than $135,000, she said.

Rey Dave Garcia, 32, and his girlfriend, Sarah Blanco, 22, were arrested on suspicion of possession of dangerous drugs for sale, transportation of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, transportation of narcotic drugs for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Prior to the execution of the search warrant, Fromelt said, Blanco and Garcia arrived at their residence in a red vehicle.

Inside the vehicle, police reportedly found a large amount of heroin. In Blanco’s purse, police found about a half-ounce of methamphetamine, Fromelt said.

In a backpack belonging to Garcia, police found more heroin and meth, Fromelt said.

Drug paraphernalia items were reportedly found in the bedroom of Jacob Earl Beane, 39. Beane and his girlfriend, Micka Fern Kutschat, 25, were arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Each of the suspects was taken to the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.

Beane and Kutschat were being held without bond. Blanco and Garcia were each being held on $1.05 million bond.

No information on court appearances was immediately available.

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